When I find that I am overwhelmed…
When it seems that my mind is emotionally cluttered…
I know that it is time to put my “house in order.”
When I do too much…
When I race from appointment-to-appointment…
When I am hurried and harried by what life is throwing at me…
I know it is time to take things to task.
I once heard that you should get up each morning and make your bed.
It seemed silly to me.
Why would that matter?
How could that affect my emotions throughout the course of my day?
But now, I understand.
Physical clutter and mess create mental clutter and mess.
Chaos brings more chaos.
Stress begins when my physical house is not in order.
By handling my chores, my mundane tasks, putting my house in order, I then have a calm, clean environment to settle into when I feel worn from life’s many trials.
“Dear God, help me to put first things first. When I feel overwhelmed by life’s ups-and-downs, help me to step back and put my house in order.”